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Texas school district says students must take drug test to participate in clubs, sports

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 10:39:19-04

A Texas school district is now requiring students, who want to participate in any extracurricular activities or need a parking permit, to take a drug test.

According to the Bushland ISD, the goal is to maintain an environment that is safe, free from illegal substance abuse and conductive to learning.

Before a student can participate in any extracurricular activities or receive a parking permit, the consent form from the student must be on file.

It is for any students in grades 7th-12th grade.

In addition to students being randomly drug tested, the purposes of the dug-testing program are to:

  • Prevent injury, illness and harm resulting from the use of illegal drugs, controlled substances and performance-enhancing drugs
  • Help enforce a drug-free educational environment
  • Deter student use of illegal and performance-enhancing drugs
  • Educate students regarding the harm caused by the use of illegal and performance-enhancing drugs

This is expected to go on during the upcoming school year.

Coaches and sponsors of extracurricular activities and principals will be providing information to students and parents.